January 22, 2021

Romney Ryan Gaining Ground in Florida

Print Email Text Size The Spectacle Blog By Larry Thornberry on 8.25.12 @ 12:11AM TAMPA –With the Republican National Convention set to begin Monday — assuming an Isaac-free Tampa — Romney/Ryan is gaining ground on Obama/Biden in swing-state Florida, according to the latest Quinnipiac/CBS News/New York Times poll. The poll, released Friday, shows Obama leading […]

Dave Weigel’s Unsatisfactory Reply on Ryan & Ayn Rand

Print Email Text Size The Spectacle Blog By Aaron Goldstein on 8.15.12 @ 1:11PM A couple of days ago, I pondered why the media is falling all over itself to examine Paul Ryan’s intellectual influences (namely Ayn Rand) while this same media failed to show any curiosity about President Obama’s intellectual influences (i.e. Saul Alinsky, […]

Paul Ryan and the Triumph of Math

Luftmensh is a delightful Yiddish word to describe an impractical person who concerns himself with airy intellectual matters and not how to make a living or get things to actually work. I had just decided to make this column on Paul  Ryan’s nomination  about how facts, in this case mathematics, will beat the fantastical  notions […]

Romney, Ryan, and the Right

Print Email Text Size The Spectacle Blog By W. James Antle, III on 3.30.12 @ 12:41PM Paul Ryan’s endorsement of Mitt Romney has the potential to be important. Some Republicans have started throwing their weight behind Romney as part of an establishment push to expedite the end of the primary process. Others are backing Romney […]

Ryan Pushes Back Against Gingrich’s “Suicide” Comment

Print Email Text Size The Spectacle Blog By Joseph Lawler on 12.14.11 @ 12:14PM Rep. Paul Ryan tells Robert Costa that he’s not impressed by Newt Gingrich’s recommendation that Republicans avoid unpopular agenda items to avoid political “suicide”: Ryan, in an interview with National Review Online, says that he disagrees with Gingrich, and urges Republicans to […]

Romney on Entitlements: OK by Paul Ryan

Print Email Text Size The Spectacle Blog By Joseph Lawler on 11.1.11 @ 5:15PM The Weekly Standard‘s John McCormack interviewed GOP budgeteer-in-chief Rep. Paul Ryan, and learned that Ryan is comfortable with all of the Republican nominee hopefuls on entitlements:  Asked if he’s concerned that his work on the budget will have been for nothing […]

Obama Hints at Left-Wing Alternative to Ryan Plan

Print Email Text Size AmSpecBlog By Joseph Lawler on 9.19.11 @ 12:59PM Since this spring, the Republican Party has been on record as supporting a set of principles for solving the country’s fiscal problems, namely the ideas outline in Rep. Paul Ryan’s Path to Prosperity. In short, Republicans would transition Medicare to a consumer-centered model, […]

Ready for Ryan

AmSpecBlog By Aaron Goldstein on 8.17.11 @ 1:02PM I suppose Jim Antle and I (along with Quin Hillyer) will have to agree to disagree about Paul Ryan’s presidential prospects. Fair enough. Jim makes the case that Ryan best serves our country by remaining as House Budget Chairman. Ryan is a great House Budget Chairman. We don’t […]